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I have 5 right time box's mounted on the front of my house each one has 3 holes drilled in the box and a 5 inch metal flat stock bar drilled with the same holes. I use a 3" wood screw with a flat washer on it to go threw the holes and screw in to a 2x4 that is mounted on the house and painted the same color as the house. And a pad lock on each box. It is very hard to get the box of with out removing the screws from the inside. But I really don't believe in any real full proof way to stop a person from stealing them if they really wanted to







Dale L

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You can go as far with this as you want, it just takes time and money.

Some people on here have the ability to come up with and make elaborate security systems (in my opinion) which are really neat and inspiring to read about, and we are talking about protecting something that we dump piles of dough into so I'm all for making sure it's safe.

But for me when I get beyond the simplicity of plugging lights into extension cords, that knowledge starts buzzing over my head.

I feel that while the display is running, everything is somewhat safe. It's after hours that's a problem.

The proper use of mounting, disguise, signs/postings/stickers and cameras are great to keep honest people honest as mentioned before.

The only thing I use so far is a digital light switch that I picked up at the Depot to turn my outdoor lights on and off, it became useful for flipping the lights on when she show stops. In fact, it adjusts to daylight savings and has lots of flexible options. It just replaces the typical rocker switch in your wall.

For next season I may try buying two or three (motion activated) flood lights mounted at the edge of the yard pointed towards the house. Then I'll put them on extra channels or a separate timer to come on once the show stops. They shouldn't light up unless someone comes onto the yard. This is just until the snow comes and covers everything and makes my 7ch arches look like 3ch, you snow guys will understand that one:)

Actually, right now I couldn't take anything down if I wanted to.

I do feel like a well lit house and yard will keep the odds in you favor, but a little extra couldn't hurt either

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What about using non standard screw heads. This may at least delay them long enough for someone to report. It cheap.

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Boobie Traps ;)

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Lion pits with the controller on a metal tube in the middle and a false turf looking cover around it.;) Add a few skunks or opossums.

Max

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That was a great clip there Dave.

May I suggest video #2 also (monkey chases kids)? Let monkey make sure any damages are repaired by the perp.

Max

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DaveK wrote:

I suggest the LOR MONKEY -- Like the TRUNK MONKEY.


If you have not seen the videos, check 'em out here.

http://www.trunkmonkeyad.com

I think video 4 is the answer. ;)

- Dave



yes #4, most defiantly

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#4 - the answer!

Me, I have 4 camera's the have 30 IR leds - The night vision is unbelievable! This time around a bought wired cameras. They go into a USB controller into one of my PC's. Total cost $100 from Ebay. it sends me emails when their is motion. Plus I also have motion activate lights that also turn on a buzzer.

The problem is kids with nothing better to do the mess up your display. If you make noise and turn on the lights the kids will take off.

Kids broke into my car years ago, the cameras gave the cops just enough of an image to know who it was.

My advice; cameras, lights, noise and now a monkey with a club... Anyone know where I can get one already trained?

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why can't people my age make something of their life

I am a Firefighter with a local fire company, Ride operator with hershey park, and a skywarn spotter with the national weather service why is there somepeople that are my age that has to break the law like destroy something like Light O rama

what we need to do this just hit me did you ever see thoes gag shocker items like a stapler that zaps you or a remote etc it uses quartz but if we could make something that zaps someone but not hurt them just scare's them they just might leave

for instance they try to knock over something they touch it they get zapped so as the no good punk learns not to do that the touch the controllers they get zapped they learn not to touch

if only we could do a bug zapper effect but not as intense and won't damage our equiptment or cause a fire a bug zapper is basicly a wire coil when something touches more than one seciton it makes a shortcut for electricty to pass



here is a sketch (kind of) of my idea we could use very fine wire



the red mark is the decoration on the image the blue is the wire coil






Attached files 172684=9871-f.bmp

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T110

if only we could do a bug zapper effect but not as intense and won't damage our equiptment or cause a fire a bug zapper is basicly a wire coil when something touches more than one seciton it makes a shortcut for electricty to pass
Cool idea, gives a new meaning to "Caution, High Voltage" signs

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This year I was planning to leave the controllers in the garage. I'm going to run an power and CAT5 outlet to the front of the garage and run all the cords under the door. It'll mean more extension cord length, but I'll feel better having the box away from temptation.

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t110431 One word, Lawsuit

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but they are trespassing and damageing property who is the judge going to believe someone with a crimnal history or someone who decorates their house

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Very true, just remember 20mA at any voltage is enough to kill. I my self have thought how to somewhat electrocute would-be Vandals,but there's to many variables, like rain and really revengeful parents that like to milk the you know what out of your home owners insurance. Your better off hiding down the street with a pellet gun that you don't already own. Pellet gun, what pellet gun?

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Paul C wrote:

Your better off hiding down the street with a pellet gun that you don't already own. Pellet gun, what pellet gun?
New idea...Remote LOR trigger on motion sensor, to pellet gun

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cenote wrote:

Paul C wrote:
Your better off hiding down the street with a pellet gun that you don't already own. Pellet gun, what pellet gun?
New idea...Remote LOR trigger on motion sensor, to pellet gun

Extremely funny, yes very very funny. It s like a good song that gets stuck in you head, but every time you think of it you giggle.

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Gotta love 'em. I thought the first one was great - had me laughing!

Now we have to ask, the odds of a kid messing with your display, 50/50

the odds of a kid trying to steal this last item - 100%

The laughs you would get watching someone trying to steal it - PRICELESS!



I want one!

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here is an idea take a pellet gun some how hide in in a tree while a servo motor can rotate it on the end of the gun you have a squrrel satuedecoration who would expect a squrell to pack a gun when a sensor gets triped another servo will push the trigger



that big sting was just a Big Mesquito or mabe a Bee

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See now, if LOR had analog inputs you could actually track the purp. Now see how easy it was to go from electrocution to blunt force trauma.

Wow did this tread go way off track, gee Honey thats a nice lit up house, and it doesn't shoot at you when you try do fill the donation box ether.

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Jeff Millard wrote:





Jeff


Just watched you're video, That thing is awesome. Want one bad. Thinking Santa's head, water pistil for the wild turkeys, that get on the roof, out of season that is. And all sorts of Halloween stuff. Neat Neat Neat.

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ya, and insteed of paint balls. Paint balls filled with skunk scent. I am told that stuff burns the eyes as much as CS spray.

But might not work on someone with a head cold.

Max

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